National Typographical Union Banquet
May 5, 1859
The Revere House provided a reading room for the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association, a skilled-workers’ benevolent society named after its first president, Paul Revere. The democratic good name of the hostelry may have prompted the Boston Printers Union to select it as the venue for this banquet. The menu is a showpiece of the printer’s skill. Shortly after this banquet, the well-known hotelier Paran Stevens brought Marseilles-born chef Augustin François Anezin to the Revere House to replace Chef Gustave Feraud who was dispatched to his newest property, the luxurious Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York.